Police ID body found in Mississippi River near Venice Saturday - KMOV.com

Police ID body found in Mississippi River near Venice Saturday

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Mickey Heflin's body was found in the Mississippi River Saturday (KMOV) Mickey Heflin's body was found in the Mississippi River Saturday (KMOV)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

The body of a 38-year-old man was found in the Mississippi River near Venice, Illinois Saturday.

Mickey Heflin’s body was removed from the river by the Madison Fire Department around noon. Illinois State Police and the Venice Police Department are investigating the death.

Authorities believe Heflin’s cause of death was drowning. They also said there is no obvious signs of foul play.

Sunday, police asked for the public's help identifying the body of the man found in the river.

Anyone with information regarding Heflin’s death should call Ben Koch with the Illinois State Police at 618-589-2335.

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